Tag Archives: Research Experiences for Undergraduates

BEACON attends the 2016 AISES National Conference

This post is written by BEACON postdoc Wendy Smythe BEACON co-sponsored Alaska Native (Haida) pre-college students who presented research projects, two summer interns, presented research talks, and volunteered as undergraduate and graduate research judges. Postdoctoral Fellows Wendy F. Smythe presented … Continue reading

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Kombucha: More Than Meets the Eye

This post is written by UT Austin undergrad researchers Katelyn Corley, Matthew Hooper, and Zachary Martinez “What starts here changes the world.” This is the motto that we as students at the University of Texas at Austin have come to embrace and strive towards … Continue reading

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Evolution & Ecology Activities at the 2016 SACNAS National Conference: STEM Diversity & Public Understanding

This post is written by Tracy Heath, Corrie Moreau, Alexa Warwick, and Felipe Zapata The 2016 National Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science was held last week in Long Beach, CA. This conference … Continue reading

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2017 Darwin Day Roadshow – Apply Now!

Starting in 2016, BEACON began collaborating with three scientific societies (ASN, SSE, SSB) to continue support for a variety of outreach opportunities that needed a new home after NESCent ended. Today we’re highlighting one of these opportunities – the Darwin … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: #SummerofKBS

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by 2015 REU student Douglas Page. My time at the Kellogg Biological Station working as a BEACON/NSF sponsored REU was an amazing opportunity to not only conduct research in the field … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Life by the Lake

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by College of Charleston junior Kola George. Kola was an BEACON Undergraduate Research Apprentice (URA) at MSU Kellogg Biological Station in summer 2015, with Jeff Conner as his mentor. This summer, I was … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Murphy's Law

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU sophomore Krista Nicholson. Krista was an BEACON Undergraduate Research Apprentice (URA) at MSU Kellogg Biological Station in summer 2015, with mentors Susan Magnoli & Dr. Jen Lau. Murphy’s Law states … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Climate effects on algae… and undergrads

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate students Jakob Nalley and Danny O’Donnell, with University of Texas undergraduate Farhana Haque. Go ahead, take a deep breath, and let it out. Almost half of the oxygen … Continue reading

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Sun, Sand Dollars, and the Huts: My Summer at Friday Harbor Labs

This piece is reposted from the Friday Harbor Laboratories newsletter. by Ceri Weber Expected B.S. in Biology at the University of Washington, June 2013 Undergraduate researcher in the Swalla lab 2012 FHL BEACON/BLINKS/NSF REU Intern I had the wonderful opportunity … Continue reading

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BEACON Summer REU Students Shine

BEACON’s summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program is a 10-week intensive residential program targeting the recruitment of underrepresented students to conduct research with a faculty mentors. This past summer, BEACON funded sixty-seven students across the partner schools at six … Continue reading

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